Category: Living with a Chronic Illness

The Ritual of Self Care & Reflection When Sick

The cloud coverage has settled itself in for the long autumn stay here in the ????????????????????? ???????????????????????????. The rain is dousing the ground with some much-needed replenishment. We have been mirroring much of the California weather as of late.?I’m here in my sunroom, following behind my one-year-old, feeling cloudy, physically weak, and in pain as my anxiety starts to rise slowly. I can feel it simmering at the top of my spine. Have you felt that before? I can feel the metal in my neck stiffening (definitely in my head), and my heart begins to race. As a working mom, I cannot afford to get sick. But here I am… ?It has captured me, brutal, but also taunting, while it says “At least I’m not covid!” ?

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I was tempted to Cheat, so I Did

Cheat is a naturally sourced fiber product made from the Japanese Konnyaku root. Cheat comes in a capsule and can be taken before each meal. It works by expanding in the stomach when it comes into contact with water, forming a gel, and literally trapping a portion of consumed food. This results in a full stomach feeling that curbs appetite while preventing the body from absorbing a certain amount of calories.

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CBD: Utilizing CBD As a Working Mom [An Opinion Piece] 

As busy working moms, finding something to help us get through a hectic day is a priority for many of us. Some of us suffer from chronic issues like pain, anxiety or depression. Having to juggle sometimes all those things throughout any given day is near impossible, yet somehow we manage to do it. But what if there was something that could help? What would be the best ways to utilize CBD for those common situations we may find ourselves in? 

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Stacy’s Mom’s Tea

My kratom tea is a need in my life. Not a want. Not an option. Not an occasional recreational enjoyment. It is the one thing that helps relieve some of the chronic issues I have to live with.
And many are in my exact situation. Many of us feel the need to conceal this truth so we are not judge or misunderstood. Moms like me, business women, that soccer mom down the street–this is our morning cup of “coffee”. We hide our consumption as if our tea was laced with vodka.

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Moms with a Chronic Illness along with a Newborn (who is also colicky) – How to survive!

Introducing a Mini-Series here on Kratom Girl YouTube channel on tips and advice for getting through normal life situations but with a chronic illness. This video is about Moms w/ a Chronic Illness to Newborns (who are also colicky) —- Very little is found on YouTube in support of mothers who have a colicky baby but who also lives with a chronic illness/pain. I live with a chronic illness (fibro, neuropathy, and degenerative discs disease), so having a newborn baby while dealing with a lot of daily pain is HARD. I didn’t have much help at all, let alone advice that actually was for a mom like me.

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